Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News - Page 51
Ahead of the V30 launch, LG has quietly launched the Q8 smartphone, which could be best described as a mini version of the V20.
The phone features a 5.2-inch QHD panel with a secondary display to the side of the selfie camera. The back is also similar to the V20 with dual camera setup.
The Q8 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 and comes with 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD card.
By now you probably heard that Apple is having some serious issues regarding the placement of the fingerprint sensor. We anticipated that the fingerprint scanner would be embedded under the display on the home screen, but due to certain issues, it seems that option is out of the picture.
Some reports suggest that Apple might ditch the Touch ID altogether and that the iPhone 8 might feature facial recognition only. We also saw a report stating that Apple will go with an enlarged power button on the side of the phone which will also serve as a fingerprint scanner.
Now, a new leak has emerged showing the simplest yet slightly disappointing solution. According to the report supported by images of the alleged iPhone 8's back panels, the company will place the fingerprint sensor on the back of the device, right under Apple's logo.
Earlier this week, Evan Blass revealed the first image of Nokia's upcoming flagship showing rumored design.
Now, it appears that the company has accidentally revealed the phone ahead of the launch. A promotional photo was posted to the company's Chinese website showing the Nokia 8. If there were any doubts about earlier leaked photos, we now have confirmation that this is indeed Nokia's flagship.
The phone should be officially unveiled on July 20th, and according to previous reports, it will be powered by Snapdragon 835 and come with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The device is expected to feature a 5.3-inch QHD display and run Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Recent rumors started after the company filed for its IPO indicate that the company may be working on a Razer smartphone. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone because Razer did buy the defunct and indebted smartphone maker Nextbit.
Nextbit made a smartphone called the Robin which was a 'cloud' phone that kept most of its storage and data in the cloud. It launched at a time when unlimited plans were still rare and didn't get any carrier to embrace it, so it was very niche and ultimately failed.
However, Razer has a much stronger ecosystem around it with their gaming brands of computers and peripherals. The company also has its own digital currency known as Zcoin which could be elevated further by a big smartphone user base that could use it to buy digital items with. Razer's IPO may actually help the company expand quickly into smartphones, however, it remains to be seen if the shrinking smartphone market needs another new entrant.
ASUS recently launched the ZenFone 4 Max with 5,000 mAh battery, but we are still waiting for three new ZenFone series smartphones. It was initially expected that the company would launch the phones during Computex, but that didn't happen due to, according to a source, "design overhaul and efficiency upgrades."
Now, a new report states that the company is ready for the launch and it should unveil the devices on August 17th. August is clearly going to be busy since we are also expecting Samsung to launch the Note8 and LG should unveil its V30.
ASUS is expected to launch three new devices - ZenFone 4 Pro, 4 Selfie, and 4V.
Just a couple of days ago, one of the first images of the Note8 surfaced showing a beautiful Infinity display. However, now a new leak shows a bit different image.
Case maker Nillkin has released an image of its Note8 case, and it is clear that the design of the phone doesn't match the one we saw in the images earlier this week.
The phone still has a curved screen and almost no bezels on the side. However, the bottom bezel is smaller, which makes sense since the fingerprint sensor should be on the back of the device. Interestingly, it appears that the top bezel is now significantly larger than previously expected.
In a patent published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Apple describes a feature that could literally save lives.
The tech giant submitted a patent for a feature that would allow users to call emergency services "when a conventional method may not be practical." The patent describes how a user could call 911 by simply using a fingerprint.
It is already possible to call 911 from the lock screen on iOS devices, but this feature would allow users to call the emergency services even if they find themselves in a situation where an assailant or attacker is watching them.
Apple is expected to announce its new phones in September, but we've heard for the past few weeks that the company is having some serious problems regarding placement of the fingerprint scanner. This might delay the iPhone 8.
However, a new report states that Apple's problems are deeper and that the company might have to delay all three rumored phones - iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8.
According to the report, production on the iPhone 8 hasn't yet begun, which means the phone won't be ready for release until November or December at the earliest.
There are a lot of rumors floating around about Apple's upcoming iPhone 8, specifically about the positioning of the fingerprint reader.
First, we heard that the company plans to embed the fingerprint scanner under the screen. However, a recent report states that the upcoming device won't have a Touch ID at all but will instead feature facial recognition only.
Now here's where it becomes interesting. The latest report claims that both options are out of the picture and that Apple will go with an enlarged power button on the side of the phone which will also serve as a fingerprint scanner.
Apple's iPhone SE was announced in March of last year, and the company still hasn't released its successor. Earlier reports indicated that the company is working on a worthy successor, but according to an analyst Pan Jiutang, that's not happening.
It appears that Apple wants to focus on phones with a larger display and has no interest in announcing another 4-inch device. If you want a smaller iPhone, you will have to make your peace with iPhone 7s, which should come with a 4.7-inch screen.
Apple is expected to launch three new devices this year - iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8. While the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus shouldn't bring many changes to the design and the features, the iPhone 8 is rumored to come with some changes.